The Association of Labour Councillors (ALC) and LGA Labour Group Local Government Conference 2017.
The event is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss a range of policy relevant to local government. In addition to keynote speakers and plenary sessions, there will be a series of policy and campaigning workshops. As well speakers from across local government, Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP is confirmed to speak and other members of the front bench team will be invited.
The details are:
Friday 17 February 2017, 19.30 – 22.30 Drinks reception and dinner
Saturday 18 February 2017, 10.00 – 17.00 Local Government Conference
The conference will be held at a new venue at Warwick University Conference Centre.
Please note we are only able to take online bookings.
We are pleased to be able to tell you that we have a number of rooms on hold at Warwick University Conference Centre, adjacent to the conference venue on a first come first served basis.Details of which and how to book are available on the Warwick Conferences' dedicated webpage: accommodation booking page
Time is running out to book accommodation at the venue.
Please note rooms not booked by 3 January 2017 will be released by the venue.Book now to avoid disappointment.
If you are a new councillor, i.e. elected for the first time in May 2016 or since in a by-election, you are entitled to a free conference pass and you should have received an email from the ALC with how to book your place. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Children's Society have launched a range of local data packs, broken down by local authority, constituency and police force area. There is now a web tool where those interested can download their local packs directly. You can find it here
TUC and Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) Making Devolution Work
Date: Wednesday 14 December Time: 10am – 3pm Venue: UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA
The aim of this free event is to bring representatives of local authorities, civil society partners, trade unions, academics and think tanks together to look at the progress of devolution in English regions and to discuss how we can work together to develop inclusive and sustainable growth for our communities.
At this event we aim to:
Identify key opportunities and challenges arising from devolution agenda and how it has progressed to date
Promote the role of social partnership between council leaders, workforce and civil society and community partners in order to maximise the opportunities
Explore the best way to embed social partnership, community and workforce engagement in the new devolution arrangements and the relationships required to make this work